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September is Hydrocephalus Awareness Month; wear blue for Miles on Friday, September 29th

posted Sep 22, 2017, 1:19 PM by TC Administrator
September is Hydrocephalus Awareness Month.  Tri-Center 4th grade student Miles Lee was born with Hydrocephalus.

What is Hydrocephalus? 
Hydro=meaning water, cephalus=meaning head

Hydrocephalus is an abnormal accumulation of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) in the brain. The main job of this fluid is to surround the brain and spinal cord to act as a protective cushion. Hydrocephalus occurs when there is an imbalance between the amount of CSF that is produced and the rate at which it is absorbed. This causes the pressure inside the head to increase. Because he was born with hydrocephalus, Miles' body does not regulate spinal fluid correctly. This can cause many problems. For Miles, it has caused brain damage and epilepsy.

We are asking all students to ROCK their blue t-shirts to support Miles and Hydrocephalus Awareness Month on Friday, September 29th!